Mount St. Mary's College

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12001 Chalon Road

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: (310) 954-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#20 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Mount St. Mary's College is a private institution that was founded in 1925. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,458, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 49 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount St. Mary's College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 20. Its tuition and fees are $33,852 (2013-14).

Mount St. Mary’s College is a small, Catholic school in Los Angeles that offers a liberal arts curriculum. Undergraduates at Mount St. Mary’s College can choose from more than 35 academic majors and minors, and graduate students can pursue master’s degrees in several fields, including health.

The college, often referred to as simply The Mount, offers many opportunities for students to explore their spirituality through the Center of Campus Ministry. Students can also join about 35 organizations and participate in campus activities such as the Christmas and homecoming dances.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mount St. Mary's College offers a dynamic learning experience in the liberal arts and sciences to a diverse student body. As a Catholic college primarily for women, we are dedicated to providing superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. Our measure of success is graduates who are committed to using their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their environments, and the world.

General Information

School type private, women's college
Year founded 1925
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $97,710,678


When applying to Mount St. Mary's College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Mount St. Mary's College is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.2 percent and an early acceptance rate of 40.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mount St. Mary's College is 13:1, and the school has 56.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount St. Mary's College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 34%
Social Sciences 16%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 10%
Psychology 10%
English Language and Literature/Letters 5%

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Student Life

Mount St. Mary's College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,458, with a gender distribution of 6.7 percent male students and 93.3 percent female students. At this school, 19.8 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80.2 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 3,146
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Mount St. Mary's College offers a number of student services including women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Mount St. Mary's College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mount St. Mary's College, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Mount St. Mary's College.

Students who have cars on campus 25%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Mount St. Mary's College, 91.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,066.

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Tuition and fees $33,852 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,530 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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